An hour of word compositions by composer Anthony Gnazzo on KPFA's Ode To Gravity, 1971. Born in Plainville, Connecticut, in 1936, Gnazzo has resided in Oakland, California, since 1968 and is regarded as one of the most talented but hermetic West Coast Fluxus-influenced sound and visual poets. His use of cut-up techniques, mathematical structures and typography reflect an obsessive precision, reflected as well in the quality of his purely audio works. Trained as a composer at Brandeis and an electrician in the U.S. Navy, Gnazzo represents the sublime integration of language and technology envisioned in the Old Testament.
Pieces include (in order): sdrawkcab Is Rock Pseudo Stone? Definition The Population Explosion Some Perhaps Songs Exquisite Stagger-Dance Of Man and Woman You'd Better Believe It--3 Store Coupons Experience Counter Experience Both Directed by /Some Perhaps Songs Theater Piece XII Some Perhaps Song #4 Theme and Other Things A Promising Beginning Divisi Est Prime Source 1 Prime Source 3 Prime Source 5 Prime Source 2 3 for 2 Inevitably Plastic
All Other Minds programs available, with additional print and photo materials, at http://www.radiOM.org.